Vegetarian diner, small floor seating area with traditional low tables and outdoor terrace. Menu changes everyday, typically contains miso soup, sushi, tempura vegetable and/or tofu steak. Profits go to assisting former Tibetan political prisoners. Set menu typically includes some items with egg but will prepare without if you ask. Location is 500m south of the main bus stand. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

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7 Reviews

First Review by SagarKShah


Points +7871

11 Oct 2023

Quite fresh

Good flavours and fresh veggies. Everything except the soups were cold though, and you do need to remember to specify no egg, as they sometimes forget to ask and the menu doesn’t say which items contain eggs or dairy. Maybe eating cold food is part of the cuisine, though I would have liked my cooked veggies to be warm at least. Anyways nice place and good food.



Points +1981

13 Jun 2023

Helping former political prisoners

A restaurant with a Tibetan name, a nonprofit aim and, weirdest of all, vegetarian Japanese fare! They have a set menu which looks great, but I went for the cheaper noodle.


Points +288

25 Oct 2021

Ridiculously Good Vegan Japanese food

Sooo tasty and so cheap! If you like Japanese food, go go go!

Pros: Delicious , Great Price, Good People

Cons: None


Points +507

23 Jun 2019

Absolutely love this place!

I’ve been going there for over 10 year and it is consistent superb! The daily menu is always super yum and very well presented! I’ve tried everything vegan on the menu and it’s all delicious! Oishi😄i love the little lemon tart for dessert too. Try this place, you will feel very happy you did😄


Points +9128

15 Oct 2016

Good vegan sushi - but be sure to request no mayo

Established in the late '90s by dedicated Japanese expats in support of Tibetan former prisoners of conscience, Lung Ta was the second restaurant in McLeodGanj to be founded by foreigners (after the original KhanaNirvana, may she rest in peace), and still one of the best.

It's vegan friendly, but be sure your server understands your requests — and when ordering sushi, be sure to request no mayo.

The back terrace is a very nice place to sit when the weather is good.



Points +137

02 Jul 2012

best Japanese vegan food I will probably ever eat (and cheapest)

Lung Ta
Japanese vegetarian restaurant Daramsala India.

I researched this restaurant in lonely planet, stating it is popular with Japanese nationals looking for a taste of home.

They have a rotating menu here, the daily special being 150Rs about £2.
Tuesdays offering was sushi, miso soup, wilted greens, and potato and carrots in seasoned stock.

I'm not the worlds biggest sushi fan but I did love the bite size pieces and it was served with hot red Ginger (looks like carrot)

My partner is a fan of miso soup and when I forced him to try the firm tofu and soup he ordered a bowl himself! (35Rs 50pence)

Apart from the UK based Wagamama I've never really have been a lover of Japanese food, thinking it's a lot of fish.
I was so glad of this all vegetarian restaurant I wasn't afraid of ordering, they also mention on their menu if desired to request no egg. As lots of Indians view egg as meat.

As well as the special menu they offer salads, noodle soup, curry and tempura veg.

The restaurant is not for profit and donates money to help Tibetans. I highly recommend this affordable place, also near the yoga centre and volunteer Tibet. The restaurant opens at lunch and last orders are 8.30pm. Closed Sunday :(

I revisited many times and really want to take the chefs with me on the rest of my travels.

Wednesday tofu steak is THE BEST tofu I've ever eaten, I had it with the special and my partner wisely order a plate of it on it's own too, saturday they do delicious tofu as well. Served with Ginger not to be mistaken for potato!

Very Vegan friendly: ask for no egg as they use Mayo in the salad and egg in some dishes and the (Monday special) croquets have cream.


Points +401

19 Dec 2010

Excellent Japanese Vegetarian Food

Spent 4 days in Dharamshala and ended up coming here twice. The staff were friendly, and the food was excellent. The sushi was by far the best vegan sushi I have had in my life. The potatoes and green vegetables were cooked to perfection and the miso soup was divine. My only issue is that many dishes contain eggs, so if you are vegan you need to ask especially for them to make them vegan for you (which they will happily do, just requires a little effort).

Pros: Excellent japanese vegan food

Cons: need to ask to make dishes vegan

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